Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)


CRC at 18

CRC @ 18

The Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 18 on 20 November 2007.

Guide to Action [PDF]
The Convention on the Rights of the Child serves not only as a standard to which all governments should aspire but also as a rallying cry for children and young adults to identify rights’ violations and take action. Whether you seek to heighten awareness or educate others about a particular issue, raise money or goods or launch a petition, this Guide to Action outlines a basic strategy to help focus on an idea, identify an action plan and follow through.

Separated into four categories, the Guide to Action offers advice on the following:

Ideas for Projects
First Steps

What young people have achieved

In every country in CEE/CIS there are young people taking a stand – and taking action – to make sure their rights are met. Here are some of their stories.

Cristian Traicu, who was diagnosed with HIV as a baby, is not only a survivor but a fighter. He founded a youth network to promote AIDS prevention and fight discrimination against people living with HIV in Romania.

U.N. Administered Kosovo
 Working for vulnerable Roma children [Right to an education]

Advancing the rights of orphaned children [Children have the right to develop their individual skills and abilities in an empowering environment where they can participate and contribute in the family, the school, the community and society.]







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